We all want to be more active and a part of something bigger than ourselves. Not as some new fad, but as a way of life. To that end, GORUCK Clubs exist all over the country, and the world. People of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds meeting up to put some miles in, to explore the world, to do some work together.
How It Works
GORUCK Clubs operate independently and autonomously at the local level. As such, they take on different forms:
Integrated — a gym or box owner integrates rucking into their programming and holds open group rucks. Ask them when the group ruck is to get started — you’ll probably find that several members are training for a GORUCK Challenge, too.
Independent — a local GORUCK Club Leader organizes meetups, rucks, ruckoffs etc., usually via Facebook. Rucks might start in a public park or at a bar or out of someone’s garage. It’s up to the group.
All over the country, and the world.
From Jason, GORUCK Founder
In 2002, I flew to Istanbul on a one-way ticket, with plans to meet people and get into adventures. It was a lonely trip for the next few months, masqued by the excitement of chasing new places. I didn’t know how to find local communities doing the other kinds of stuff I wanted to do, so I just kept bouncing around, hoping some great adventure, or some great group of people would magically appear.
I had no such luck, and you could probably do some sort of analysis on my motivations in life, to say that through GORUCK I’ve found what I was also looking for: a community, a place where I belong, a way to meet people all over the country and the world who like to do the kinds of things we like to do.
All GORUCK is Local
If you’re new to a city or traveling around, GORUCK Clubs are a good way to link up with the community and get some physical activity in at the same time.
The best part of GORUCK is the people. And wherever we live, we like to meet up and do stuff together. There have been a lot of stories over the years from all different kinds of people. Here are some of their stories...
Start a GORUCK Club
If you love to ruck and want to become a GORUCK Club Leader, there are many benefits to you and your community. Many successful GORUCK Clubs are affiliated with a gym and others are simply local crews being active together.